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California and Maryland State Data Show Trend towards Local

Before we move on to 2019 numbers, I wanted to write one last post on 2018 illustrating the challenges and opportunities that exist in the marketplace, how the continued influx of new breweries is playing out, and how brewery business models are changing.Read More

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Benchmark Your Salary and Benefits with BA Benchmarking Data

The newest round of brewery benchmarking data has been posted, starting with salary and benefits data. Learn more about what these numbers mean.Read More

Industry Review Issue

It’s the big one! The May/June 2019 The New Brewer recaps the statistics and highlights for the craft brewing industry in 2018, a year in which craft brewers still posted 4 percent growth despite new challenges and increasing competition. The annual Industry Review includes an overview and analysis of each segment of the U.S. brewing industry (Brewpubs, Micros, Regionals, and Large + Imports), plus brewery barrelage numbers and 2018 openings and closings. We also include photos and a synopsis from the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver. Read More

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Analyzing 2018 Craft Brewery Growth

BA chief economist Bart Watson provides an in-depth analysis of some themes in the 2018 annual growth figures for the U.S. craft brewing industry.Read More

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Behind the Data: 2018 Craft Brewing Growth Methodology

With the annual release of craft brewing growth numbers, I thought it would be helpful to lay out as clearly as possible what the numbers represent and how our various topline statistics are calculated. If you’re interested in the larger …Read More

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A New Breed of IPA Drinker

Recent research found that a small subsegment of IPA lovers may well be breaking the mold of what we’ve come to recognize as the typical craft beer drinker

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Cannabis and the Beer Industry

There is currently no evidence that marijuana legalization has had a clear effect in a singular direction on beer sales. See the evidence from Bart Watson.Read More

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Bottles and Cans: Craft Beer Packaging Trends in 2018

As industry growth has slowed, can growth is now coming at the expense of bottles. Let's break down that shift in terms of drivers. Read More

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Changes to Craft Brewer Definition Won’t Greatly Affect Data Set

Recent changes to the Brewers Association's craft brewer definition will mean minor adjustments to the craft brewer data set.Read More

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Brewery Growth is Both Urban and Rural

Although the number of breweries in rural areas has increased in recent years, it is more about the growth in the number of breweries overall than population. Read More

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